Measurement of Ultrasonic Power with the Radiation Force and Thermobalance Method

  • F. Holzer
  • P. Wach


There is a growing number of studies published in the literature which are devoted to the problem of the possible hazards in the medical applications of ultrasound. It is important to note that sufficient and conclusive evidence, on which the safety of medical ultrasound may be reasonably questioned, can only be obtained, if the ultrasonic field used in the experiment is properly defined and the relevant parameters are measured. In this connection, the measurement of the average acoustic power emitted by an ultrasonic transducer and the improvement of the related measuring methods are of fundamental importance.


Radiation Force Ultrasonic Irradiation Acoustic Energy Ultrasonic Transducer Ultrasonic Power 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Holzer
    • 1
  • P. Wach
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biomedical EngineeringTechnical University of GrazGrazAustria

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